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Two Cities, Two Streets


Just about one year ago, we found each other working on our first collaboration, a blog post called Two Cities, Two Bridges. We set a date, a time and place, each in our respective cities and we picked our favorite bridge…you see we kind of have a thing for bridges, we like taking photos of them. The post received a great response, and it wasn’t too long before we thought about working together again. One probably drunken night, we came up with the idea of shooting Canal Street, the same idea behind last years project, but with a different subject matter, since both cities share streets of that name. We decided to choose 5 photos that in a small way represented what Canal Street is all about, both in New York and in New Orleans. We hope you all enjoy our selection, or that at least this post inspires you to come visit our cities.


So here we are again, about a year ago Robert and I found each other thanks to the magic of WordPress, and right away respect and love for each others work developed and of course the desire to work together no matter the distance. Last year we published our first collaboration, Two Cities, Two Bridges, with a great response from everyone, and of course we are back at it again. I love New Orleans, that is no secret, and I love New York, so what better way to express that love by showing off Canal Street! Something that both cities have in common beside that word New in their names. While in New York, Canal is a chaotic commerce center where Chinatown and Little Italy come together. Here in New Orleans Canal is where the French Quarter’s meet the Central Business District (CBD), where old meets new, and life becomes history. You can see how the industrial revolution and the 21st century took over by just crossing the street, leaving narrow streets meant for horses and wagons behind to be replaced by modern architecture and businesses. Colonial houses become straight line glass buildings, but 100 years do not seem that long ago. A lot happens along Canal Street in New Orleans-restaurants, shops, doctors offices and hotels all in one strip, the 9-5 workers give way to the erratic night life that starts where Bourbon meets Canal, in a never ending circle of ‘regular’ vs ‘eccentric’. Definitely Canal is one of the best examples of how New Orleans traditions adapt to the modern world, how we work hard but still know how to have fun, and how this wonderful community remains up to date with the changing world but never leaving behind what makes us New Orleans.




First let me say what a thrill it is to be working with Soranny once again. She remains one of my favorite photographers, and I urge you to check out her other posts and her Instagram. She does a wonderful job capturing her love for New Orleans through her camera lens. You really feel the sense of life in her shots. Canal Street in Manhattan is an interesting place. Historically it was built over a poorly considered canal downtown. In time it became the early location of the jewelry trade, before becoming more of the commercial district it is today, full of vendors selling ‘genuine’ Ray Ban sunglasses and Gucci handbags. Canal Street also divides the neighborhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown, which provides a great cross-section of cultures to soak in. Having only 5 photos to choose from, it was impossible to showcase all of my walk on Canal Street. What I did come up with were some of my favorite things I saw that day-old buildings and signs, different cultures and people. That is a cool thing that happens when you explore a street like Canal-everything comes to life-sight, sounds and smells. I enjoyed seeing such a well known street through my camera lens, and I hope you enjoy it too. Here are my choices-

Here’s Robert and a Canal Street sign in New York-


And Soranny with a selfie and a Canal Street sign in New Orleans



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All Photographs By Robert P. Doyle and Soranny Martinez

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This is a really exciting post, not only because it brings great photos with it, but because it is the first collaboration between Robert Doyle from Soundtrack of a Photograph and Soranny Martinez from Sory’s World . We both decided to photograph our favorite subject, at the same time, same day and using the same camera model, the trick? We are both in different cities and we have never personally met! So after a little playing we both set camp on October 6, 2015 to capture our snaps (Robert in New York, Soranny in New Orleans), taking two shots one at sunset and the other an hour before, one in color and the other in black and white, and now we are here to share the final work with you.

Soranny- It’s funny what you can accomplish with a little planing and a vigorous interchange of about 40 emails,  Robert and I came across each other on the The Daily Post Community Pool a few months back and fell in love with each other’s work at once, now we are collaborating, isn’t that awesome!? Robert not only shares the love for photography with me but also we both enjoy photographing bridges, so when he came up with the idea of working together the first thing that came to mind was “We should work on bridges”!An other fun fact is that I personally am afraid of heights and water gives me the creeps, but there is something about bridges, specially the CCC, that just makes me feel at peace. One of my favorite things to do is to sit under the bridge and watch the people pass on their bikes or working out in peace, contrasting with all the chaotic traffic crossing the bridge. Also I look at bridges as connectors, keeping us close even across water. Makes me feel that all though my friends are far from me, it’s not really that much of a distance, I can literally cross waters and be with them again. I really hope y’all enjoy our picks as much as we enjoy planing and taking the plan into action, it was really a lot of fun and we came up with great photos to show. Also don’t forget to check Robert’s blog for more great photos, writing and MUSIC (he likes to pick songs for his posts and it’s pretty cool), you will fall in love with his work as I did. Here are the photos he chose for the project:

59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
59th Street Bridge- New York
Robert- “So it was that a few months back I was introduced to Soranny and her blog-https://sorysworld.wordpress.com/ via a weekly feature on WordPress called Community Pool, that allows fellow bloggers to give one another input on layout, graphics, and photos. When I investigated her blog I was immediately impressed by her work, mostly inspired by her new home of New Orleans. As I began going through her photos I saw that she has a great feel for architecture, texture and vibrant colors. Digging deeper I noticed one thing especially. She had posted some amazing photos of bridges. When I asked her about it she admitted it was one of her favorite subject matters. I had done an entire blog last year about the Manhattan Bridge, so coming across someone as passionate about bridges as her was a great find.  Please make sure you check out her blog for yourself. Soranny’s choice was the GNO Bridge in New Orleans and mine was the 59th Street Bridge, both of which really seem to represent where we both are.  For Soranny it represents the love of her new home in New Orleans and for me, my new home in Queens. I like to think that bridges represent both the actual structure, and the transitions we both made.  Here are Soranny’s photos”:
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA
Crescent City Connection, New Orleans LA

And to finish we leave you with our selfies, also taken that same day and links to all of social media pages and our blogs, please comment, like, share and follow!!!

Robert- New York 10/06/2015
Robert- New York 10/06/2015
Soranny - New Orleans 10/06/15
Soranny – New Orleans 10/06/15

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Finally here are my favorite shots from my trip to NY last week!!!

Hope you guys like them as much as I do!

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First love..

We all have our one true love, but we all also have our first love or platonic love, well my first love is New York City, so while Nola is the city I am in love with and I am committed to, NY is the city I scape to for old times’ sake. I am lucky enough that I get to visit at least once a year. This past weekend I was out and about in NYC and I have lots of photos to show, but I am still super tired from the trip so I have yet to sit down and pick and choose my favorite shots, I did pick one to show you guys real quick.

A train and kicks
A train and kicks

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Photo 101: Bliss

For the next assignment we are to express bliss with a picture. They also define bliss as complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven. So I chose this shot because it was one of my happiest moments.

This is the Ice Rink at the Rockefeller Center in New York during Christmas. I took this photo last year with my iphone. It was my first time in New York in Christmas time it was an amazing experience,I was so happy just watching the people come and go.

Christmas in NY
Ice Rink at The Rockefeller Center, New York

I believe everyone should visit this city during Christmas at least once, you wont regret it, the city just has a different air to it.

I know the point of the project is to get us out there taking pictures and I’ve instead been digging in my floders for them, but I am actually enjoying myself doing this, Ive found pictures I did not remenber had and I am looking at them differently now.

I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy sharing them with you. Feel free to like, comment and share!!!